Deadman's Loop Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Washoe Valley, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.7 miElevation gain334 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Laura Anderson
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Hiking

Trail was shorter than I wanted so I joined up with the dead mans creek trail. The loop trail begins along the highway, hits a house, and heads up. Up where, no one knows. There is no trail - first you’re with the road and then you’re supposed to veer off. But all I could find were horse and deer trails. So good luck and keep your phone handy. Once near the top, there is an obvious trail. Over the top, and you need AllTrails again. That’s when I decided to go rogue and took a spur to the left to join the dead mans creek trail from above. Watch - trail trail comes up quick. Then you’re obviously going straight on the trail. At the gazebo, I hung a left and climbed to the top and explore the rocks a bit, then back down to the gazebo for sunset and food. The trail down is not where you expect it - immediately go left from the gazebo. Then you can choose some ways down. All trails lead back to the parking lot, so I opted to cut back across the creek and see if there were more interpretive trail signs. There are only two. Except for the start not having a trail and therefore needing to dodge cars on the dirt road, it’s a good trail. Probably best in the spring - there’s no shade so summer would be might cold.

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Kimon Beckmann
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Great. Highly recommended. Fantastic views over Washoe lake and the Carson Range.

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Andrew van Marle
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Jon Hagman
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Jenny Haas
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Piyush Bakane
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Kathleen Cosgrove
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HikingGreat!No shadeOff trail

This spot was absolutely beautiful! The trail was unclear but common sense led me on the trails going up and down when needed. It was hot but sooo pretty. The rocks are reddish and there is a cool random creek with aspen trees lining it

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Karin Hester
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Hiking

not completely sure of which Trail I was taking but I went to the one with the gazebo.

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Shana Rheault
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Couldn’t find the end of the trail.

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gayathri malathy
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HikingOff trailOver grown
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Tim Hurley
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Hiking

Once upon a time this was a decent trail, it has since become overgrown and a good 1/3 of the trail has disappeared and one needs a machete to get through. Did spot mule deer on the backside.

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Tia Anderson
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HikingNo shadeOver grownRocky
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Angie Castro
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HikingBugsOver grownWashed out
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Yessenia Galvez
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HikingNo shade

Great quick hike!

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Techno Sorcerer
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Shannon Cooper
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very beautiful hike definitely doing this one again

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Zach Phelan
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HikingNo shadeOff trailOver grownScramble

The loop connector is not really a trail, you're better off staying on the dirt road next to where the GPS tells you to go. Most of the trail is very overgrown and brambly.

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Kimon Beckmann
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HikingOver grownRocky

Beautiful little trail. Today we took the short and quicker off trail to the gazebo. Beautiful washed out creek crossings and small bridges. Amazing views from the top over lake washoe! Recommended!

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Tess Michalowski
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HikingNo shade

Late April/early May is the best time I’ve done this trail. It gets pretty muddy in the winter months, but was well packed and solid today. The creek was flowing, the wildflowers were in full bloom, and the little rock cave we discovered on the south side of the loop was a nice surprise. The East side of this loop is supposed to have a foot trail, but the hillside has been so washed out that it’s really tough to navigate the trail so we just walked down the dirt road for that portion. The views on this hike never disappoint!

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